October 9, 2015

Fundraising for MDA, One Pull-Up at a Time

Amigo Mobility's Kyle Payne is fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through their annual MDA Lock Up event! Kyle is encouraging anyone to donate to the cause by promising to do a pull-up for every dollar donated. Kyle is already off to a great start and has filmed a video of his first sets of pull-ups — he has raised over $150 already! Leave a comment in the comment box below to cheer him on.

Click here to view his fundraising page, or click the video below to see his progress!

                                              

August 10, 2015

Are You Ready to Go?

Always innovative when it comes to accessibility, Amigo owner Louie Cowan uses his Amigo RD to do yard work in Illinois. 


August 7, 2015

Friendly Wheels - 40 Years of Service


Did you receive the August issue of Amigo's Friendly Wheels eNewsletter?


If not, click here to meet our dedicated Amigo dealers, John and Donna Layman, and learn about their 40 years of service with Amigo.


To have Friendly Wheels delivered directly to your inbox each month, click here to sign up.

July 31, 2015

Team Amigo Family Open House

Team Amigo had a great time at our 2015 summer open house! Family and friends of employees were invited to enjoy a picnic, tour the facility, play yard games and test drive Amigos. Click here or on the video below to see fun footage from the event!

July 28, 2015

Milford Products Help You Stay Mobile!

Do you have trouble getting in and out of your car? The Milford Person Lift by AutoChair is a great option for those needing assistance with being transferred into difficult positions.

An Amigo owner named Dennis sent us a note that said how much he appreciated his Milford lift because it can fit in the back of his trunk making travel a breeze!


The Milford SmartBase and Wall Bracket attachment is the ideal solution for freedom and independence.

Owners of the Milford lift love it because they can sit in the front, it is discreet, and it is a cost effective solution.

Try it out and see how it works for you!

                                           



July 20, 2015

Rain or shine, we've got you covered!



Rainy day? This umbrella attachment is sure to keep you dry. It attaches to the armrest or the handle bar and can be installed in under a minute. The umbrella comes in red or blue and has four-way swivel capabilities. A carrying bag is included for easy transport. It also works great for protection from the sun! We do not sell it, but you can buy it from Amazon here.


July 8, 2015

Living with a disability

Having a positive outlook on life can make your life easier and happier. 

Even though Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee, he has climbed up Mount Kilimanjaro, showing with the right attitude, you can accomplish anything. Kyle suggests three things that can help you conquer any obstacle: maintain a positive attitude, set goals and achieve them. The Huffington Post offers a few more tips for living with a disability: 


To read more about Kyle or other inspirational people who have a positive outlook, click one of the following names:

June 8, 2015

Amigo Accessible Exercises

When it comes to knee stiffness and leg pain, sometimes a few simple exercises can make all the difference. These exercises are designed to release tension in the knees and increase blood flow to the legs and hips. Remember to consult your doctor before performing a new exercise. Click below to watch the video!




June 1, 2015

Great In Slate

                                      We are back in black!
                           
                        Well..
                                                                                        Not quite.

Amigo has a sleek new look with a shiny steel colored model about to hit the shelves. This custom Amigo is an instant classic with the amount of interest it is receiving. It is already a favorite here at the office!

May 19, 2015

Help these Amigo owners win an accessible van!

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit association that finds ways to improve mobility and transportation in the lives of people with disabilities. NMEDA is celebrating the fourth annual National Mobility Awareness Month. For the past three years they have partnered up with other companies to give away a specialized, custom-made van for three lucky winners.

In 2012, The Davert family from Bay City, MI won a custom van, changing their lives for the better. This year, two Amigo owners from Michigan are in the running to win an accessible van from NMEDA. Their names are Rose Washburn from Mt. Morris, MI and Joyce Potter from Bay City, MI. Each contestant would make great use of this specialized van and we wish the best for them going forward in this contest!

You can read about their inspirational stories and vote for them now until May 31st at the following links:



NMEDA is celebrating the fourth annual National Mobility Awareness Month partner up with other companies and give away a specialized, custom-made van for three lucky winners. We wish everyone the best of luck in the contest!

May 13, 2015

Team Amigo Walks to End MS

Each year, Team Amigo participates in the local Walk MS event to support people with MS. For the 2015 MS Walk in Frankenmuth, Michigan Amigo Mobility had 18 employees and their families participate. Even though the forecast called for rain, our team braved the weather, raised more than $2,000 for the MS Society and had a great time!

Fundraisers at Amigo included jean days, a Cinco de Mayo party, and prize raffles. Employees also made personal contributions and fundraised through friends and family. Team Amigo had a fun-filled week leading up to the MS walk, including prize raffles and a Cinco de Mayo themed luncheon. We are so appreciative of the time, effort, and monetary contributions of our associates to this great cause.

Thanks to all those who participated in the MS Walk and we look forward to supporting the event again next year!



April 30, 2015

Team Amigo Bring Your Kids to Work


At the end of April Amigo team members had the opportunity to bring their daughters, sons and grandkids to work! The morning was filled with tours of the facility and a look into the daily activities of different departments.
After a pizza lunch, the kids learned how our production team builds Amigos, and they all got a chance to take an Amigo for a test drive before the day was over. We hope the kids enjoyed the day as much as we enjoyed having them!


April 10, 2015

Friendly Wheels - Stay Safe at Home and on the Go


Did you receive the April issue of the Friendly Wheels enewsletter? If not, click here to learn some safety tips and find out how you can receive a discount on MedicAlert products and Philips Lifeline! 

To have Friendly Wheels delivered directly to your inbox each month, click here to sign up.

March 6, 2015

Friendly Wheels - "Never give up. Never quit."

SSG Travis Mills with Jake Priest of the Amigo mobility center

Did you receive the March issue of Amigo's Friendly Wheels enewsletter?

If not, click here to meet our hometown hero, SSG Travis Mills, and learn about how he's helping wounded warriors across the country!


To have Friendly Wheels delivered directly to your inbox each month, click here to sign up.

February 24, 2015

Amigo Mobility International adds new leaders to keep company moving forward


Joe Mooney, Chief Operating Officer

Amigo Mobility has recently added to their team of leaders with a new Chief Operating Officer and Operations Manager. Newly appointed COO Joe Mooney of Saginaw graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance, and brings more than 30 years of leadership experience.

Brent Lynch, Operations Manager

“Joe is a great addition to our leadership team at Amigo Mobility. He is smart, hardworking and has past experience with family businesses,” said Al Thieme, chairman and founder of Amigo Mobility. “We are fortunate to have found someone like Joe right here in Saginaw.” Tim Drumhiller, previously president of Amigo Mobility, remains an active part of the company as an advisor and partner in new business ventures. 

Brent Lynch of Frankenmuth is also new to Amigo Mobility as operations manager. Graduating from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Logistics and Marketing and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education from Saginaw Valley State University, Lynch brings 15 years of leadership experience to Amigo. Lynch will oversee operations including production, purchasing and shipping while aiming to achieve high levels of quality and efficiency. “I love that Amigo is family-owned. When you work every day with the owners of a company and see their passion, you become more passionate too.”

Click here to read more about new leadership changes at Amigo Mobility International.

We are excited to add Joe and Brent to our team!



February 13, 2015

Amigo's Customization Team is on a Roll!


Recently, Erin from Amigo sales was speaking with a customer who likes Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.

When Erin told her we could customize her Amigo, the customer was ecstatic and said, "This is why I love Amigo, you go the extra mile for your customer. I've tried the others, but you're the best!"

Team Amigo went to work making a Harley-Davidson inspired Amigo for the customer. Harley-Davidson decals were added along with a high gloss finish, lights and blinkers. It was a team effort -- special thanks to Erin, Jake, Jerry, Phil and Mike for their hard work and creativity on this specialized Amigo!
  
Our customization team loves new challenges -- what customization would you like to see on your next Amigo?

Click here to see what customizations options we already have available.